SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/ INSTALLATIONS

2022

Solo Exhibition, Plasticity, Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, Montreal, QC (forthcoming)

 

Solo Exhibition, Design TO 2022: On Moss and Bottles, Daltile Mohawk Group Design Studio, Toronto, ON (forthcoming)

2021

Solo Exhibition, Plasticity, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON

Group Exhibition, Art Rich 2021, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC (forthcoming)

2020

Solo Exhibition, Container, Remote Gallery, Toronto, ON 

 

Group Exhibition, Eco Art curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON 

Group Exhibition, Annual Juried Exhibition juried by Noor Alé, Peter Flannery and Stephanie Porter, Latcham Art Centre, Stouffville, ON 

2019

Group Exhibition, Group Experiments, Margin of Eras Gallery, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibition, Amorphous, Cambridge Centre for the Arts Gallery, Cambridge, ON 

Group Exhibition, SHOW.19 curated by Iga Janik, Cambridge Art Galleries Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON 

Group Exhibition, I Blink My Eyes to Keep the Time curated by Rebecca Proppe and Brittany Myburgh, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibition, Transforming Spaces, University of Waterloo Davis Centre Library, Waterloo, ON

Group Exhibition, Winter Emerging Artists curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

2018

Solo Exhibition, Unpaged, 10 Carden Gallery, Guelph, ON

Group Exhibition, Why the &%#! Do You Paint? All Those Lines curated by Spencer Harrison and Lukus Toane, Gladstone Hotel Gallery, Toronto, ON 

Solo Exhibition, Discard Library Process, Guelph Public Library, Guelph, ON 

 

Group Exhibition, Beyond the Brush curated by Jill Price, Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON

Solo Exhibition, Red, Yellow, Blue, Guelph Public Library, Guelph, ON 

2017

Group Exhibition, Collective Knowledge, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

Group Exhibition, Canada LandMarks150 Curriculum curated by Fastwürms, Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Honey Harbour, ON

Group Exhibition, Juried Art Show Top Ten, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

Group Exhibition, A Fresh Coat of Grit and a New Layer of Dust, Glass Door Gallery, Montreal, QC

Group Exhibition, Special Eyes, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

Group Exhibition, no name, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON 

2016

Solo Exhibition, Contemplation, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

 

Solo Exhibition, Mullion, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Group Exhibition, Specialized Studio, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Group Exhibition, 1 in 5: Community Art Project, University Centre Courtyard, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Group Exhibition, KULT, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Group Exhibition, Kommune, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2022        

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont, USA (forthcoming)

2021        

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Artist Residency on Plastics, online, Banff, AB

 

Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by YYZ Artists' Outlet, Ontario Arts Council

 

Robert Weghsteen Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

 

Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario Arts Council

 

Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario Arts Council

2020         

Explore and Create Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

DÔ-SÔ Artist Residency, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan

2019   

Exhibition Assistance Grant recommended by Gallery Stratford, Ontario Arts Council

2017                    

Specialized Studio Award, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

First Place, 49th Annual Juried Art Show, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

BMO 1st Art Competition Nominee

2016                    

Marlene Pike Memorial Scholarship (Sculpture), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

Specialized Studio Practice Scholarship, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 

 

EDUCATION           

BA with Distinction, Studio Art, University of Guelph in Guelph, ON, 2017

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021                 

Teaching Assistant, Sculpture 310: Thinking and Making Through Sculpture with Ruth Beer, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

 

Critique Guest, Industrial Design 404: New Wood Materials with Christian Blyt, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2019-20                   

Artist Educator, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2018                    

Arts Educator, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON

2017                    

Program Assistant, Guelph Museums, Guelph, ON

Gallery Assistant, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

2016                    

Educator, Spadina Museum, Toronto, ON

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Gwenyth Chao (b. 1992 in Toronto/ Tkaronto, Canada) completed her BA in Studio Art at the University of Guelph (’17) and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (anticipated ‘23.) Working primarily in sculpture and installation, Chao’s practice questions how materials – from optical appearance to historical context to molecular structure – can condition and authenticate meaning. Driven by an awareness of experimental possibility, her recent projects rework detritus and salvaged materials to complicate questions of gendered and culturally-specific labour. The Plasticity exhibition is part of Chao’s ongoing research where she explores how material reconstitution can be informed by an ecological awareness.

Chao has recently showed work with the Gladstone Hotel Gallery (Toronto, ON), Latcham Art Centre (Stouffville, ON), Cambridge Art Galleries (Cambridge, ON), University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON) and Boarding House Gallery (Guelph, ON). In the winter, Chao’s work will be presented at the Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond, BC) and the Design TO Festival (Toronto, ON). Her next solo exhibition will be at Centre culturel Georges-Vanier (Montreal) in fall of 2022. She is a fellowship recipient at Vermont Studio Center and a contributing artist to the Leaning Out of Windows interdisciplinary art and science project.

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